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The seventeen-year-old was uncertain how long he had been sitting in the interrogation room—for all he knew, it could have been hours or maybe even minutes—before the door to his left opened and a man wearing a suit stepped into the room with him. Given the grim look on his face and the case file in his hand, Jared highly doubted it was a lawyer.
“Hello, Mr. Padalecki,” The older man greeted him as he came to stand across the table from him, placing the case file onto the table. “My name is Detective Nelson, but you may call me Rob if you’d like. Do you understand why you’re here?”
Jared couldn’t honestly understand why nor could he even imagine up something that would’ve landed him there. He shook his head slowly.
Detective Nelson grimaced. “I see. Well perhaps this might help,” He offered as he opened the file, removing a slender black Composition book from it to hold it out for Jared to see and his heart immediately dropped into his stomach at the sight. “Do you know what this is?”
“My notebook,” He replied softly and he could feel all heat leave his body as he continued to stare at the book in the man’s hand. Jared swallowed thickly before he continued. “I didn’t do anything wrong.”
“No?” Detective Nelson inquired with a raise of his graying eyebrow as he opened the notebook and read from the first page. “Noon would be the time to do it. The entire student body will be crammed into a four-walled coffin like a can of sardines—sitting prey. Two Colt .45’s would be my weapon of choice. Tyler Benson, that preening, prick of a peacock would be my first kill. His girlfriend, Claire Glascock, that groupie skank would be the next to go. Then once the life from their eyes has faded, I will paint the entire cafeteria red with the blood of all those who have hurt me—wronged me. This will be my tale of revenge,” –-At this, the man slapped the book down onto the table, causing the seventeen-year-old to jump— “Tell me, Jared. Who has caused you so much pain, that you would consider killing another person?”